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A Deeper Understanding of Industrial Fencing

It is only natural for people to fear for their safety and that of their business. When it comes to your business’s security, the first line of defense is a reliable fence, but no ordinary fence will work—it needs to be an industrial fence.

Industrial fencing has become the norm in protecting a home or business.


If you have a bar of gold, acquired legally, of course, you would choose to put it in a bank, in a vault, and you and another family member would be the only one who has access to it. You might also consider storing cash or valuables in your place of business. Having a fence can help keep your belongings safe.

Fort Knox

For those not in the know, it is a post of the United States Army situated in Kentucky, and it houses the United States Bullion Depository. Since 1937, Fort Knox serves as the deterrent to would-be gold robbers. It is, indeed, the best fencing ever, what with tanks, helicopters, 24/7 guards, concrete-lined granite walls, and state-of-the-art alarms enveloping the building. It is impregnable.

Industrial is enough

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Now that it’s clear that you don’t need to protect that much in terms of asset, industrial fencing would suffice. Simply put, industrial fencing is the method of choice for many business owners. Installing it around a property in an effort to safeguard the facility, properties, and human inhabitants is a good idea.

What fencing materials are available?

There are hosts of materials that are used in fencing, but the more important is the purpose of the fence. Is it for your home or your business? If it is for business, what is your line of business—a standalone store, a warehouse-type operation, or an entire ranch? All these questions should be answered before calling the pros. Some of the materials used for fencing include:

Wood or timber. Wood is highly versatile. It can be painted or stained to retain its natural look. Typical types of wood used for fencing include cedar, redwood, and teak. Wood is perfect if you want to maintain privacy and not just improve security.

Vinyl. Vinyl is another option as fencing material, as it is expected to last more than 10 years. Furthermore, it can adapt to a wide range of architectural designs. Maintenance is easy—a little soap and water and you’re good to go for another few weeks without cleaning.

Composite. Composite is a happy medium, combining wood fibers with plastic polymers. The resulting product is a wood-like fencing material that is more durable than wood.

Wrought-iron/metal. Nothing says elegant than a wrought-iron fence around your property. The range of possibilities in its design is practically limitless—able to adapt to varying architectural designs. This is why it has lasted for centuries since its inception.

There is a host of other fencing materials available and your choice is only dictated by your design preference and budget. One thing is for sure, though—fencing is all about security. Installing your fence by yourself is not a good idea, as there are elements in the installation best left to the professionals. But whatever fencing type you choose, keep this guide in mind to help keep your business and belongings safe.

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